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Phantasm Photography

Phantasm1

 

Phantasm Photographs,

Spectres walk in camera –

Light box floating fast.

 

Phantasm 2

Will-o-the -whisper –

Secrets softly sung – darkness

broken by Others.

 

Phantasm 3

Rapidly shifting

enigma of spider threads

flies fast, passing strange.

 

 

Phantasm 4

Questions rising up –

Phantasmagorical film,

Inconclusive light.

 

Phantasm 5

Companion post on Implied Spaces:  Ghost Light – Antique Impression

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5 responses

  1. Interesting. Are these real paranormal shots?

    February 9, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    • elmediat

      Alas, they are not. We have these plug in devices from Scentsy, wickless candles. The scented wax melts when they are turned on to freshen the air and the light acts as a night light. We have one in the washroom and it cast a reflection in the shower doors.

      I used different settings to photograph the reflection. Some were in colour and some were shot in B & W mode. I played around with them to give them more of an antique style ( 1950s or 1890s). I wonder how long before they show up somewhere as “real ghost” pictures 😀

      Many thanks for supporting my blog & dropping by to comment. It is much appreciated. 🙂

      February 9, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      • You are welcome. Nice execution on these elusive photos 💡

        February 10, 2015 at 8:47 am

  2. Your eerie photos of the wickless candles work well with your words. Really interesting work.

    February 10, 2015 at 6:58 am

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much. It was an experiment and testing of different settings on the camera. The resemblance to those shots of supposed phantoms seemed obvious to me. Loved to look at that stuff when younger. Have had a few uncanny ambiguous experiences in the past – the type that have just enough synchronicity to leave you wondering which interpretation of events/sensations is accurate.

      The sharpest shots reminded me of a ghostly lantern and the first thing that came to mind was Dickens’ s The Signalman, hence the companion piece. 🙂

      February 10, 2015 at 11:43 am

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